Pressure mounts for immigration reform

Advocates believe the election gives them the best shot in years to fix an immigration system widely seen as inadequate for the modern economy.

The party opened 35 field offices around the state to help Scott Brown and legislative candidates.

In defeat, state GOP wrangles over the future

Amid soul-searching over their Election Day losses, Mass. Republicans face an immediate internecine battle over the direction of their party.

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts National Guard Major General L. Scott Rice (left) attended the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the State House.

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Defense industry closely watching Elizabeth Warren

How the liberal senator-elect will come down on the issue of defense remains a burning question for industry groups and company executives.

Some members of Congress have protested the delay in being notified of the FBI’s investigation of David Petraeus until just after the presidential election.

FBI was wary of exposing David Petraeus

Agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the former CIA chief in the late summer, but found no evidence of a security lapse.

The Patriots’ Devin McCourty (left) celebrated with teammate Steve Gregory after intercepting a pass in the end zone with 23 seconds to play to preserve a 37-31 victory.

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Patriots 37, Bills 31

Patriots barely manage to get past Bills

New England needed a Devin McCourty end-zone interception with 23 seconds to go to sew up a 37-31 win over the Bills.

“I’ll take any win. I’ll take any win,” said coach Bill Belichick, whose Patriots have arrived at 6-3 unevenly.

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Patriots must find a consistent level of play

The Patriots want to be dependable and reliable, but nine games into a mystifying season, the team built on “In Bill We Trust” isn’t trustworthy.

Stephan Ross (in striped uniform) and family members of late soldier Steve Sattler (seen in framed picture) met Sunday.

Holocaust survivor unites with family of benefactor

Stephan Ross, 81, was able to thank the family of a late soldier who showed him compassion during the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.

Juliette Kayyem

Bring veteran services into the future

What’s needed is some concerted and creative thinking about how to serve the needs of veterans in 2036, not just 2012.

Steve Hershman (seated), a systems biology doctoral student from Wynnewood, Pa., worked at the Harvard Innovation Lab.

Off to torrid start, Harvard i-lab marks its first year

The school’s Innovation Laboratory offers all the university’s students an opportunity to tap into the entrepreneurial boom sweeping Boston.


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Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick shared a few words with Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes after Spikes smashed into him in the fourth quarter, knocking his helmet off.

Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick calls Brandon Spikes a ‘punk’

Bills center Eric Wood also chimed in, calling the Patriots linebacker a “headhunter” after a hit that took Fitzpatrick’s helmet off.